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NewRelic provides RPM which is a plugin for rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at NewRelic.com.
RCov recently gained some UI enhancements in its 0.9 release from Corey Ehmke. The HTML results are cleaner and easier to print and you now have better control of the output through new filters.
Last week, Corban Brook wrote up a tutorial walking through Ruby's metaprogramming toolbox. He covers method_missing, module_eval, and many others. There is a lot of power hidden in these methods and techniques, it's certainly worth a good look.
There are a lot of authentication options out there for your new (or existing!) Rails application. Do you really know about them all? Charles Max Wood wrote up an article listing 9 different options for solving your next authentication problem.
Micah Martin has commenced his latest Ruby tournament, following up to the previous Ruby Battleship Tournament. This time around, you're challenged with creating an AI to play and win at hangman. His site provides you with a jump start guide to get you off the ground and submissions will be graded not only on completion time, but more importantly, on code quality. The Ruby Hangman Tournament runs until the end of September.
James Pozdena forked the Pony project and came up with a way to allow you to send email via GMail. This is certainly for those projects where ActionMailer doesn't apply - like a small Sinatra application, for example - and is worth a look if you're running into GMail issues.
While I may have been quiet on the official Rails blog in the last couple of weeks, there is still a lot going on. We briefly cover several recent changes to Edge Rails which will likely affect your next project.
The 2009 Rails Rumble has officially ended. There were a lot of interesting entries, but there can only be one winner. This year, top prizes went to Tablesurfing, How's My Code?, and hi.im.
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Blue Ridge, FunFX and Cucumber, and unit testing your file system interactions round out today's episode - which is obviously a little test-heavy. We also talk about obeying robots.txt, Snow Leopard, and more.
Ruby Version Manager, Crondonkulous, and flag_shih_tzu are just a few of the topics covered by this Friday morning episode of Ruby5. Since the majority of listeners preferred morning releases, we're going to try out releasing new episodes on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
In this Tuesday morning episode Tyler Hunt joins me to talk about lots of useful Ruby libraries, talk about his role in Searchlogic, and listen to a little music from _why.
In this episode we talk about gems, gem hosting, learning regular expressions, and Yehuda's five favorite things in Rails 3. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and if you've got any news, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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